On the cover of the Rolling Stone this month? Mitt Romney, as shredded by Matt Taibbi. Long story short: "what most voters don't know is the way Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: by borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back...Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time." Plus, he's gotten a lot of handouts from big government.
Republicans begin second night of convention with long video tribute to Ron Paul. It must have been very hard for Republicans to celebrate a man who scolded Chris Wallace, told Rudy Giuliani to read a book, and repeatedly brought up the CIA's role in toppling Iran's last democratically-elected leader back in 1953. Oh, wait, I forgot: these are Republicans, for whom no memory is too precious to discard.
Texas redistricting plan fails to get pre-clearance from federal government; three-judge panel finds overwhelming evidence of "discriminatory intent," apparently including Rep. Lamar Smith's attempt to get a country club moved out of a Hispanic district and into his own. And not by actually moving it, of course.
Mitt Romney's sister says her brother won't really do anything about abortion. Uh, a) this is the Romney campaign doing psyops on independent voters and b) if we all become economic slaves but can still get abortions fairly freely, have we really accomplished all that much as a society?